Startup India

Company Secretary (CS) as a Startup Consultant

CA, CS, CMA - In this article I am going to share my views on the role of a Company Secretary as a Startup Consultant or How a Company Secretary plays a very important role in  establishing  Startups....

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Procedure for Issue of ESOP & benefits of its introduction in Startups

CA, CS, CMA - Procedure for introducing ESOP scheme and benefits of introducing ESOP scheme in Startups In recent years,startups have proven to be very successful in India. It has been observed that startups are budding at a rate of 10-12% per year. Startups to be successful must retain their hardworking employees and at the same time have to […...

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How Start-Ups can Raise Investment Without Worrying about Valuation?

CA, CS, CMA - For start-ups with little or no revenue and an uncertain future, assigning a valuation sounds vague. Business valuation of any kind is never cut and dry. Since valuation is a complex issue, start-ups who raise seed capital (Initial Investment) can consider issuing convertible securities to investors where the conversion ratio for converti...

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Startup Recognition & Tax Exemption

CA, CS, CMA - Startup Recognition & Tax Exemption Under the Startup India Action Plan, startups that meet the definition as prescribed under vide G.S.R. 127(E) dated 19th February, 2019 are eligible to apply for recognition under the program. The Startups have to provide supporting documents, at the time of application. Eligibility Criteria for Sta...

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Impetus to start-ups – a tax and regulatory perspective

CA, CS, CMA - In todays environment, start-ups are crucial as they focus on innovation, lead to employment generation and promote research and development. As per recent study conducted by IBM and Oxford, 90% of India’s start-ups fail within the first five years despite Indias entrepreneurial strengths....

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Imapact of Covid-19 on Start-UPS

CA, CS, CMA - The number of jobs self-reported by DPIIT Recognized startups, as on 6th September 2020, year-wise, for the last three years is as follows. No data on contribution to GDP by Start-ups is maintained by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade....

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FM holds first Pre-Budget Consultations with representatives of Digital Economy, Fintech and Start-Ups

CA, CS, CMA - The Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, started her Pre-Budget Consultations with different stakeholder Groups in connection with the forthcoming General Budget 2020-21 here today. Her first meeting was with the stakeholder Groups from Digital Economy, Fintech and Start-ups ....

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4 Major Tax Exemptions to Startups

CA, CS, CMA - 4 Major Tax Exemptions to Startups includes Income Tax Exemption on profits under Section 80-IAC of Income Tax (IT) Act, Tax Exemption on Investments above Fair Market Value, Introduction of Section 54EE in the Income Tax Act, 1961 and Amendment in Section 54GB of the Income-tax Act....

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Tax proposals to promote investments in start-ups / sunrise industries

CA, CS, CMA - Several tax proposals aim to promote investments in start-ups and sunrise industries in the country​​​​​​​ Lower 25% corporate tax rate is to be applicable to those with annual turnover upto Rs.400 crore  instead of the current limit of Rs.250 crore  Increase in surcharge by 3% for those with taxable income between 2-5 cro...

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No scrutiny of Start-ups related to valuations of share premiums 

CA, CS, CMA - Start-ups and their investors filing requisite declarations not to be subjected to any scrutiny regarding valuations of share premiums  E-verification mechanism proposed for establishing identity of the investor and source of his funds TV programme proposed exclusively for Start-ups within the DD bouquet of channels Government to launch ...

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TP- operating cost should be calculated by adjusting abnormal cost incurred on account of Start-up Company

HCL Technologies BPO Services Ltd Vs ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - In the case of HCL Technologies BPO Services Ltd vs. ACIT, ITAT has held that for transfer pricing only amount retained by associates from end user is to be taken into account for transfer pricing adjustment, and to adjust operating cost by excluding abnormal cost incurred on a/c of Startup Company ...

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Fall in collection of direct taxes is on expected lines: CBDT

NA - (07/06/2020) - There are reports in a certain section of media that the growth of direct taxes collection for the FY 2019-20 has fallen drastically and buoyancy of the direct tax collection as compared to the GDP growth has reached negative. These reports do not portray the correct picture regarding the growth of ...

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CBDT prescribes time-frame for handling grievances of Startups

F. No. 173/149/2019-ITA-I - (23/09/2019) - Grievances of Startups should be handled within the following time-frame:- i) In case of any grievance, the preliminary Action Taken Report is to be submitted to this office by the next day i.e. within one working day of calling of report by this office....

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Consolidated circular for Income Tax assessment of Startups

Circular No. 22/2019-Income Tax - (30/08/2019) - In case of Startup companies recognized by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) which have filed Form No. 2 and whose cases are under limited scrutiny on the single issue of applicability of section 56(2)(viib) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act),the contention of the as...

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CBDT constitutes Cell for redressal of grievances related to Start-ups

F.No. 187/6/2019-ITA-I - (30/08/2019) - In order to redress grievances and address various tax related issues in the cases of Start-ups, a Start-up Cell has been constituted by CBDT on 30.08.2019 with the following ex-officio members:...

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CBDT issues clarification on eligibility of small Start-ups to avail tax holiday

NA - (22/08/2019) - The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified today that small start-ups with turnover upto Rs. 25 crore will continue to get the promised tax holiday as specified in Section 80-IAC of the Income Tax Act, 1961(the ‘Act’), which provides deduction for 100 per cent of income of an eligibl...

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Recent Posts in "Startup India"

Company Secretary (CS) as a Startup Consultant

In this article I am going to share my views on the role of a Company Secretary as a Startup Consultant or How a Company Secretary plays a very important role in  establishing  Startups....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Procedure for Issue of ESOP & benefits of its introduction in Startups

Procedure for introducing ESOP scheme and benefits of introducing ESOP scheme in Startups In recent years,startups have proven to be very successful in India. It has been observed that startups are budding at a rate of 10-12% per year. Startups to be successful must retain their hardworking employees and at the same time have to […...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Imapact of Covid-19 on Start-UPS

The number of jobs self-reported by DPIIT Recognized startups, as on 6th September 2020, year-wise, for the last three years is as follows. No data on contribution to GDP by Start-ups is maintained by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade....

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

How Start-Ups can Raise Investment Without Worrying about Valuation?

For start-ups with little or no revenue and an uncertain future, assigning a valuation sounds vague. Business valuation of any kind is never cut and dry. Since valuation is a complex issue, start-ups who raise seed capital (Initial Investment) can consider issuing convertible securities to investors where the conversion ratio for converti...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Startup Recognition & Tax Exemption

Startup Recognition & Tax Exemption Under the Startup India Action Plan, startups that meet the definition as prescribed under vide G.S.R. 127(E) dated 19th February, 2019 are eligible to apply for recognition under the program. The Startups have to provide supporting documents, at the time of application. Eligibility Criteria for Sta...

Read More
Posted Under: Income Tax |

Impetus to start-ups – a tax and regulatory perspective

In todays environment, start-ups are crucial as they focus on innovation, lead to employment generation and promote research and development. As per recent study conducted by IBM and Oxford, 90% of India’s start-ups fail within the first five years despite Indias entrepreneurial strengths....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Start-ups: Registration, benefits & lower income tax rate of 15%

This article explains meaning of Eligible start-up, process of recognition of an entity as eligible start-up, various benefits available to a startup and related procedural & legal aspects Section/ Notification Provision Explanation (i) & (ii) to section 80-IAC Read with Notification dt. 19 Feb. 2019       “El...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Valuations and Taxation aspects for Start-Up

VALUATION OF SHARES FOR COMPANY REGISTERED UNDER STARTUP INDIA WITH MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY: – Valuation of equity shares is generally required for regulatory or financial reporting purposes for a business. In valuation of shares, the underlying asset is the business and per share value is calculated to arrive at the fin...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Startup And Sweat Equity Shares

Startup: Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of startup businesses, to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. Who can be registered as Startup? Private Limited Company Registered Partnership Fi...

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

Eligibility, Tax exemptions & Incentives to Startup

Under the Startup India Action Plan, startups that meet the definition as prescribed under G.S.R notification 127(E) are eligible to apply for recognition under the program. If the startup falls under the criteria of Eligible Startup then it will be eligible to avail exemptions and benefits as mentioned in above notification....

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Posted Under: Income Tax |

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